What is the opposite of let go of?

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To lift or raise something by grasping it
“You'll need to pick up these bags and carry them into the guest's room.”
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To acquire something, usually over a period of time
“I began to develop an appreciation for spices after spending several years in India.”
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To have acquired something, usually over a period of time
“I developed an appreciation for spices after spending several years in India.”
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To hold on to or continue to have something, both physically or mentally
“Conductors, too, can retain their musical powers long after physical vigor has departed.”
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To take control of with one's hands
“Enough tomfoolery. It's time to take the bull by the horns.”
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To have taken control of with one's hands
“After some tomfoolery, he then took the bull by the horns.”
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To take, or be in, charge of
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To have the use or benefit of something
“I plan to keep working for as long as I continue to enjoy good health.”
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To subject to meticulous examination
“I can only conclude that you must not enjoy movies very much when you analyze them in such great detail.”
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To learn by heart, or commit to memory
“Sometimes the English language can be complex and it will serve you well to just remember the phonetics.”
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(abandon someone/something to) To give up or relinquish control of someone or something
“The incompetent mayor would abandon the capital to poverty, neglect, and warlordism.”
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To reach or achieve a desired goal, usually in numeric terms
“I was confident that I would eventually hit my goal of being able to run 50 miles.”
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To receive or acquire
“I expect to have the items I bought from eBay in the mail soon.”
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To keep under control, especially something that is increasing in intensity or extremity
“So great is the indignation which I have endured, and still, I must moderate my anger.”
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To make contact or communication with
“I finally managed to reach him by phone.”
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(of a button on a device or machine) To press down on
“I was unsure as to which button I needed to push on the dishwasher to start it.”
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